Aiming to offer new digital platform against cyber crime and research, the government of India has National Cyber Forensic Lab inaugurated in New Delhi
Speaking on the occasaion, The Union Home Minister Rajnath Singh has said cyber crimes pose a challenge to traditional policing and called upon the Police personnel to hone their skills to tackle the threats posed from the cyber world. He pointed out that cyber crime has emerged as a big challenge and said, ‘If we have to build public trust in a Digital World, then we will have to bear Zero Tolerance towards Cyber Crime. In this era of internet and computers, there exists an aspect of cyber crime whether it is cyber cheating or fraud, women harassment or terror recruitment which needs to be strongly addressed. Internet is a platform not only aiding the evolution of social media, but also crucial to online banking, shopping and remotely operated systems in industry. We have to develop institutional mechanisms for undertaking timely assessment to challenges in cyber space and securing it for the common man’.
MHA has initiated several steps in the last more than four years to deal with cyber crimes. This includes setting up of an Inter-Ministerial Committee on Phone Frauds. Under the Cyber Crime Prevention against Women and Children (CCPWC) scheme, the online cybercrime reporting portal cybercrime.gov.in has been operationalized. Training programmes have been designed for law enforcement agencies, public prosecutors and judges. For effectively tackling challenges to cyber space, we need an institutional mechanism at the national level involving the private sector also and coordination at the national and international levels. MHA has constituted an Expert Group for a detailed study and initiated creation of the Cyber Crime Coordination Centre which will deal with cyber forensics, cyber investigation, cyber research and innovation, threat analytics and cyber training, said Shri Rajnath Singh. The setting up of the Indian Cyber Crime Coordination Centre (i-4C) is a step towards its implementation. Under the i-4C, the National Cyber Forensics Lab has been inaugurated.